Epson has released a 3200 x 6400 dpi consumer flatbed scanner, the Perfection 3200 Photo, for the home and small business market. The scanner users a Matrix charge coupled device (CCD) and a Micro Lens with sub-scanning technology for light sensitivity and colour consistency. It also comes bundled with SilverFast SE6 professional scan and imaging software and the next generation of Epson Smart Panel. The 3200 Photo features an integrated transparency unit. An onboard ASIC chip for image processing helps up the scanning speed on negatives, photos and slides, transparencies, graphics and text. The scanner comes with standard USB 2.0 and Firewire (IEEE 1394) interfaces. It is available now. RRP: $899.